21.6.07

Balls for Kidz

The Madison School Board recently decided not to name a new elementary school after controversial Hmong leader Vang Pao. The board will now reopen the naming process sometime after their meeting on July 9th.

I am going to pose a challenge to my fellow local bloggers. We need to spread the idea of renaming the school the Stephen Colbert Elementary School. Not already convinced? Compare Colbert's bio with Vang Pao's. Not only is Colbert the Greatest Living American, and not accused of past drug trafficking, war crimes, and plotting to overthrow the Laotian government, but Stephen has shown a genuine effort to help kids. The man has Big Brass Balls. I can not think of a greater role model for our children than Stephen Colbert, and I can not think of a better word to describe Madison Schools than "truthiness".

This isn't about getting recognition. This isn't about demanding that the school board go along with a vocal minority. This isn't even about Stephen Colbert. This is about doing what is best for the children. Won't somebody, please, think of the children?

So what can you do, as a mere blogger, who likely would be happy to get 50 views a day? Lots, my friend. Using tactics inspired from Colbert himself, we can use the power of the Internet to help achieve our goal. Write your own posts (write many if you can) describing why Madison should rename the school the Stephen Colbert Elementary School. Link to this URL - http://dorshorst08.blogspot.com/2007/06/balls-for-kidz.html
Use anchor texts of "Stephen Colbert Elementary School", "Vang Pao Elementary", "Madison School Board", and "Renaming Madison School". If you want, feel free to just copy the html here and repost this on your site. Your posts will spread the idea around the local Blogosphere, and your links will spread the idea to anyone Googling the above phrases.

When the board reopens the naming process, we need to flood them with submissions for Stephen Colbert (link will come when available). We need to write letters to the board members (contact info here) explaining why Colbert is the best choice. We need to write letters to the editor to all local papers. And if this ever gets read by Mr. Colbert, your support would be tremendous.

So go now and spread the good word. Together, we can make the Stephen Colbert Elementary School a reality for the Madison School District.


Reason #18: Stephen Colbert cares about children.

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